In Berlin on Tuesday, the president of the Mallorca Hoteliers Federation, Maria Frontera, acknowledged that all-inclusive packages are returning "with some force" because families want all-inclusive as a way of controlling their holiday spending; she was referring in this instance to German family tourism.
However, she explained that there has been a change in demand for other types of board. In particular, there has been "a sharp drop" in hotel provision of half board (breakfast plus either lunch or dinner). Bed and breakfast or accommodation only are now prevailing. This will therefore benefit the 'complementary sector' of bars and restaurants in Mallorca's resorts. Pointing out that hotels have been opening ahead of schedule, she called on the complementary sector to do likewise.
As to Mallorca hotel prices for this year's season, Frontera said that increases vary from one hotel to another, "but the average is around 8% compared to last year, well below what some have been saying".
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Weren’t we told this all inclusive business was to disappear ; ? Of course the Tourists love it ; They book ( in a foreign country ) ,at rates so heavily discounted - locals will never get ; Pay to a Foreign company ( who are Middlemen in this world of Hosteleria ) Fly in on mostly foreign Airlines ; but thats paid in the Package most of the time ; and then arrive ; and Eat 3 or more meals a day in the Hotel (often owned by Foreign Hedge Fund Investors ) some of course owned by Mallorquin companies , even Families : applause !!! So this adds absolutely nothing to a local Village , and it will end up like Domenican Republic , or parts of Mexico ; all flash in the Hotel , yet a local community left to ruin . And yet your one of todays headline , is Govt wants Quality Tourism , Not Quantity - been hearing this for years !!!! Tourists should be out n about spreading the wealth around , and keeping the Great local restaurants alive !!!!!